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SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 30,766
10/9/12 11:20 A

Here's an Ask the Expert page that addresses this that you may find helpful: www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=49
. In short though, sweating is not a good indicator of how many calories you are burning, is more about increasing your heart rate and how many muscles you are using when working out. If you are isolating one muscle in strength training, you are not likely to increase your heart rate as much as cardio and you are working the one muscle, compared to the numerous muscles being worked during cardio.

Coach Denise

RANDALLWM Posts: 109
10/8/12 10:59 A

If done correctly you can burn just as many calories.

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,108
10/7/12 11:08 A

You are putting too much importance on your sweating. Sweat is merely the way your body cools itself.
It is not a measure of aerobic activity, nor of exertion, not of intensity.

HEALTHYEATING01 Posts: 17
10/6/12 10:19 P

How come you burn less calories when strength training than you burn doing cardio. Strength training you are working out harder and sweating more than cardio. Although I sweat quite a bit in a cardio workout it's not nearly as much as it is when I strength train.

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